MTA Receives $33.2MM for Westchester Yard

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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NEW YORK CITY – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced it has received $33.2 million in federal funding.

The grant comes from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) via its Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT). These funds will go toward strengthening the Westchester Train Yard located on the 6 line. The yard is in a low-lying area that is prone to flooding during heavy rainfall.

The MTA reports the 6 line carried around 140 million passengers in 2023, which is more than the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North combined. The Westchester yard houses 49 trains that operate on that line.

“When Westchester Yard receives heavy rainfall, it floods and disrupts service for over 500,000 daily riders who rely on the ​ line to get them to work or school,” said MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber. “This grant will allow us to implement flood control systems to keep trains moving. I want to thank Senator Gillibrand, Majority Leader Schumer, and all our federal partners for prioritizing mass transit, which is essential to New York’s success.”

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